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. westbound drive not bad out of the central valley up and over the altamont pass. >>> dry now for most of us, good news for the morning commute, sprinkles possible, as you head north especially northwest corner of sonoma county up to sea ranch on 1 scattered sprinkles even light rain in the green heading across annapolis road, this will start to head off to the east and looks like by noon most of the north bay will have steadier, light rain while the rest of us will be waiting on this system. the coast best chance of rain up north, upper 50s to near 60 around the bay mostly cloudy, low to mid 60s inland north bay 50s with rain, everybody else mostly cloudy and low to mid 60s. >>> 5:03. san francisco's ban on public nudity could be official today when supervisors take a final vote. protesters promise to be at today's meeting to make their opposition heard as well as seen. terry mcsweeney is live in the castro with more. >> reporter: here in the castro is where this push to allow public nudity began and really where a lot of opposition came up and big reason why it may be ending today. there's
and you will see the game here. >> did you see fog driving in? >> no, but a little mist had to use the wipers. mike, what is up with that? >>> a lot of moisture hanging in the air, mist and even fog, no organized areas of rain, what you are seeing over the ocean is high up in the clouds, probably isn't reaching the ground. it is going to be damp for the morning commute fog will be more of a problem deeper into the morning. lowest visibility in livermore, hayward, novato, three miles everyone else a little before that, it is reduced i think we'll have flight arrival delays into sfo with oakland and san jose okay. by the afternoon, well into the afternoon hours for clouds to break, partly cloudy coast upper 50s to low 60s. bay low to mid 60s inland dry and mild low 60s. >>> good morning. light, no fog on the golden gate bridge, no fog up and over the waldo clear sailing and two lanes both directions on the golden gate no roadwork either. we have roadwork eastbound 4 at loveridge until 5:30, westbound looking good out of antioch, no delays. roadwork on the peninsula, 101 before 92, bo
accused of robbing toll takers on the carquinez bridge. terry mcsweeney joins us live. >> reporter: they just announced three suspects are in custody for the crime spree that began in the fall last year to the spring of this year all suspects from vallejo. this happened carquinez bridge toll chp says the three in custody would drive up to the booths, usually show weapons, demand money and off they would go. complicating the investigation they wore ski masks and driving stolen cars. i asked how they found the suspects? >> it has been a year and a half long investigation. i work with vallejo police and figured out who were the car thiefs in vallejo and figured out who was who and we had evidence and the evidence was submitted and went from there. >> reporter: the three men are 30-year-old chris miller, 43-year-old robert white, 47-year-old david morales, tied to three of the 10 robberies that occurred. the entire 10 robberies netted $ ,000. according -- netted $6,000. according to the investigators, more arrests are expected. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> new information on homicid
used him to bring this to us. thank you so much. >> in addition to that stunning gift, he treated the group to lunch at appleby's. >> i'm a news hound. i went on the web browser and saw the story. i read it. i thought someone has to help these people. >> i helped up and helped. this group supposed to come home monday night but adult leaders id was stolen from the van, and the biggest concern is whether they'll be able to get on the plane to make that trip home. >> a terrible crash in eastern contra costa county we first showed you here turned more traj dick tonight. a second person died. sky 7 flu above the scene you're looking at the aftermath of the commission between a big rig and another vehicle, part of it, right there. the chp says a 21-year-old woman and an 8-year-old or 9-year-old boy died. investigators say the boy was wearing his seat belt. the chp says a truck driver saw the car swerving before they hit head on. the driver appears to be okay. there is no estimate whf it will reopen. >> and police this video of a man he at pier 29. the man suspected as one person was hit
and creeks filling either to their limits or unfortunately in some cases over their limits. one man tells us he watched the banks of the russian river rise to 17 feet yesterday. he was packing his belongings. this morning he's planning to head for higher ground. >> i think it will be up to here because the flood stage or the expectations at gurnville is 32 feet. >> flood signs popped up across highways and low lying back roads. some drivers ignored those warning signs, you can see, and tried to cross anyway with no luck. a windsor resident said he pulled three cars out of a flooded part of the road. the russian river, meanwhile, is expected to reach its capacity, but not surpass that throughout this weekend. but residents we've spoken with say they are focused on tomorrow. both their preparations and concerns for tomorrow's storm. reporting live in petaluma, abc7 news. >> and we see she has taken off her hood in the last half-hour so a break for folks in petaluma right now. people in the santa cruz mountains not getting a break. they are still without power and highway 9 is still shut down
their lives impacted. >> the policeman told us to close our eyes. and just go out. >> told to us close our eyes because the man was probably dead right there. reporter: a nearby up to is helping by offering up a school that is silting empty to the children of sandy hook. the idea when they go back to school, they don't have to do it in a building struck by tragedy. >> ama: the community has been shaken by this tragedy, and it's not just those directly affected in the shooting. laura an happy to is live from sandy hook with reaction from folks in town. laura? reporter: this is a very tight-knit small community, a village. today it was filled with people and cars from all over the area. but we heard very little noise. very little conversation. it was cold. it drizzled all day. the sky was gray. but it very much fit the mood. >> the feelings are in the faces of the thousands of people who have descended on tiny sandy hook, connecticut. and ideal village, the town is in shock, nowmed the reality that a disturbed young man took so much. 27 people from one small place. >> i walk up and down and
thanks for join ug us. joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. we are learning more about the victim from the deadly shooting rampage on friday. president obama is headed there to help comfort the survivors. abc news reporter toman bradley has more. >> the anguish is visible everywhere. in the morning, a tearful ving git. and even "saturday night live" paid tribute to the victims. >> all is calm ♪ >> a father of one of the victims, robbie, parker describes the last time he saw his daughter. >> she said she loved me and gave me a kiss and went out the door. >> she is one of the victims the gunman targeted. all of the children first graders, six or seven years old. six adults were killed and among them a principal and psychologist, all children. >> the principal of the school was running toward the shooter to protect the students. as was the school psychologist. >> the medical examiner's grim details dealt the grieving community another blow. he says some children were shot as many as 11 times. >> this is the worst i have seen. >> we are learning more about the 20-year-old shooter who hea
wished well above us we average. santa rose 178 percent of normal. san francisco 160. oakland 153 and san jose 129 even surrounding areas you could i a-sacramento, well above normal for this time of year with more rawn coming with the next system that will push the total even higher. back with a lack at the rest of your timing of this system when it will reach the rest of the system in a few minutes. >> new at 11:00. im pending rain comes as repair crew and residents still dealing with the damage from the last storm system. one major problem is a roadway in the santa cruz mountain washed out. lillian kim joins us from the south bay with that story. >> it's definitely been harder to get through certain parts of the santa cruz mountains the past couple days. no telling how long it will stay this way l. pg&e crew worked as fast as they could taking advantage of the break in the weather. this road in the santa cruz mountains was just one trouble spot. road was closed to traffic in both directions after a falling tree took a power line down during the weekend storm. >> we have o
and as city managers told us. yesterday qualifies as a rainy day. in lafayette, abc 7 news. >> this did thank you. near scott's valley would be closed sometime as well. you can see part of one lane has been washed away. this is a sparsely populated area but people who live here it's going to be inconvenient getting around this closure, officials should have a better idea how long this will take within the next few days. >> we're learning tonight 30,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled out of a man hole during the storm. the ross valley sanitary district blaimz it on a clogged sewer line. some 20,000 gallons washed in the local creeks and streams. >> students will be back in class tomorrow in a marin county middle school closed today because of storm damage. a building in white hall middle school took significant damage when a culvert backed up, flooding four classrooms. the library and administrative offices were flooded. >> anticipating flooring replaced depending on what the damage is. we may need to remove furniture. it's attached to the wall. >> 620 students attend this school. >> from flood
midnight for us. the epicenter was off the north eastern coast of japan. the shaking could be felt across most of the country. the quake shook many buildings where people were working this is video of the news agency in tokyo where the lights were situation people held on to their computers. 45 minutes after that quake, a small tsunami came ashore in the city of ing give with waves about three feet, -- no damage. before the quake television broke too programming warning a strong quake was due to hit after it did warnings came for those living near the coast to flee to higher ground that warning has been lifted across north eastern japan. it is the same region hit by last year's massive quake which killed 20,000 and gathered the world's worst nuclear crisis, leaking radiation into the sea and air this morning the power company reports that no problems have been seen at any of their nuclear plants. officials are still assessing the damage. we are hearing that several were hurt, we are monitoring to find out where those reports are coming from. cornell bernard, abc7 news. >>> let's get a che
told no one was there to talk to us. >> ama: tonight investigators say a fire at a restaurant in downtown alameda is suspicious. it happened this morning at the american oak restaurant on santa clara avenue a a block from city hall. there was heavy known and firefighters say it appears the fire had several points origin. >> we got on scene. we found a building charged full of smoke and appeared to have a fire inside. we were able to contain the fire to the perimeter of the building itself. >> ama: damage is estimated at a quarter million dollars. no one was hurt. >>> in the east bay, police arrested two teenagers after officers say the boys used a pipe bomb to blow up a woman's mail box. alert neighbors helped police track down the teens before they could do more damage with a second explosive device. >> mangled remnants of what used to be a metal mail box is in the front yard of this home the morning after teenagers put a pipe bomb inside it. the explosion rocked the quiet neighborhood just before 10:00 p.m. >> a big explosion. and just shook the windows. woke me up. >> it's
end. and to end them we must change. in the coming weeks i will use whatever power this office holds in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. >> funerals have been announced for seven of the 27 victims. the first two will be tomorrow. services all over the bay area honored the victims of the shooting. what local people are doing to remember the victims, and what you can do to make a difference. >>> out of the tragedy at sandy hooks elementary there is a story of survival. a little girl whose instincts told her to play dead when the gunman burst in the class m rue. she was the only one to make it out alive. >> she was the first student who ran out of the sandy hook school, six and a half years old. she ran out covered in blood from head to toe and the first words she said was, mommy, i'm okay, but all of my friends are dead. >> the little girl is already suffering survivor's guilt. we are learning more about the 20-year-old shooter. lilian kim spoke with adam lanza's former baby-sitter. lilian what have you learned? >> i spoke with ryan craft and he said he didn't kn
they are used to it so they know the drill, still frightening. stay with abc7 morning news at 6:30 much more, new video showing the quake as it hit, plus update on damage, evacuations and injuries. >>> same-sex couples could finally get an answer about whether they can get married in california where the highest court meets this morning. supreme court justices are expected to discuss challenges to prop 8, the california ban on gay marriage and whether they will consider the case in the coming months. lower court ruling struck down the voter approved measure if the justices decide not to take the case the ruling would stand and gay and lesbian couples could get married as soon as next week. download our apps find them all at abc7news.com/apps. >>> arizona sheriff joe arpaio is known for his tough stance on illegal immigration. this morning, he's set to visit san francisco, a city known to be immigrant-friendly. terry mcsweeney joins us live. >> reporter: speaking here today, speaking to an alarm company convention they are going to be meeting at the park 55 he is not only the most controversi
>> good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. let's start with a quick first look at the weather with our meteorologist frances dinglasan in for lisa argen. >> thanks, carolyn. good morning, everyone. here's a look at live doppler 7hd. a big change this morning. no rain here in the bay area but i want to take you up to tahoe, where we are picking up some snowfall, the areas of white there in the south tahoe area. chains are required on highway 50. for us, you can expect a cool and clear start so we are starting to see the clouds break up. cool numbers, though, with temperatures in the low 30s to near 40. by this afternoon more sunshine. temperatures climbing up into the low 50s. some upper 40s stick around. then this evening we cool around again with clearer skies. we will be dropping down into the 40s if you have evening plans. carolyn? >> thank you, frances. breaking news in san jose, where investigators continue sifting through the charred rue ins of an apartment. three people died after flames swept through third apartment last night. kira klapper has been
. there were others injured as well, no word yet on the their conditions. >> sandhya warned us north bay would get the brunt of the storm. that has. mark matthews has a wrap up of the conditions. mark? >> we're here creekside and as you can see, the camera pulls out, plenty of room for water to rise, but the creek showing signs of the levels. in larks spur, the storm knock out electricity to several hundred residents, pg&e reports 2000 customer was out power. 447 students in wade thomas elementary called to say no school because there is no power. >> every parent in the classroom was called so we take care of the 19 classrooms. >> the assistant superintendent tells us the phone tree system worked great. other trees didn't fare so well. this came down last night. >> residents described a wild night. >> crazy i woke up about mid night. i don't think anyone on the dock saw a night's sleep. >> what's happening? >> wind, houses moving. it was just, you know, crazy. like living on the high seas along 101, wind tore up this tent. >> the rain coming underneath the camper. lifting it up like this. >> t
thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. we have team coverage this morning. abc7 news reporter kera clapper is live in napa where a flood warning is in effect. nick smith is live at the pier in pacifica. we will begin with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi, everyone. the rain is in the north bay. it has been gusting and wind gusts up to 50 miles an hour at the airport. as we look at live doppler 7hd right now we see the heavy returns up through highway 101, cloverdale and ross. all this will continue to sink southward. here we are in the southern marin county, richmond, lighter rain to the east and berkeley. not quite reaching the east bay in concord. taking you into alamo. also lafayette and light shower activity. if you are not feeling the rain, you are feeling the wind. a little bit better returns here up from south san francisco, daly city, san bruno. pretty quiet in the south bay except for morgan hill and gilroy some shower activity. winds gusting to 49 miles an hour at sfo. a wind warning in effect. and oakland, 36 miles an hour. you can see all across the bay area, sa
percent of normal the last 3 storms wished us well above average. santa rose 178 percent of normal. san francisco 160. oakland 153 and san jose 129 even surrounding areas you could i a-sacramento, well above normal for this time of year with more rawn coming with the next system that will push the total even higher. back with a lack at the rest of your timing of this system when it will reach the rest of the system in a few minutes. >> new at 11:00. im pending rain comes as repair crew and residents still dealing with the damage from the last storm system. one major problem is a roadway in the santa cruz mountain washed out. lillian kim joins us from the south bay with that story. >> it's definitely been harder to get through certain parts of the santa cruz mountains the past couple days. no telling how long it will stay this way l. pg&e crew worked as fast as they could taking advantage of the break in the weather. this road in the santa cruz mountains was just one trouble spot. road was closed to traffic in both directions after a falling tree took a power line down during the
as loss, salary, wages. >> reporter: while cnh enterprises makes components out of aluminum used in the semiconductor industry. tomorrow the company will meet with employees to try to discuss how to resume operations here as soon as possible, either here or at a very nearby location. the cause of the fire at the moment unknown. i've in fremont, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> we want to show you more video of the fire sent. in. you can see a apartment complex in the foreground. those plumes of black smoke pouring from the plant. we posted more video and photographs along with video taken by a sky 7hd on our web site. abc7news.com. >> more break husband, oakland police investigating a homicide. a man shot in the middle of a resident street. 83rd avenue and e street. you can see the police have closed off that block while they try to figure out exactly what happened. no word yet on a motive or possible systems in this killing. >>> shock and anguish for the families of those being cared for at the sonoma developmental center, it provides care to hundreds of patients patients wh intelle
for a man who mugged a woman and then killed her dog. as abc7 news reporter tells us, a witness is offering a reward to catch the attacker. >> she was driving through on friday. she agreed to tell us what happened if we didn't reveal her identity because she's worried for her safety. she pulled over and couldn't find her phone and needed to look on the passenger side. >> so i got in my car and walked around. >> in the front seat was her dog, a 12-year-old dog. and he started barking because a man grabbed her. >> by the car and he took out my money. >> he turned his attention to the doc because he seemed angry that the victim only had $5.00 in her pocket. >> he looked at me with a blank look on his face, and he said i'm going to kill your [bleep] dog. >> after a struggle he snatched the dog out of the car. >> he put roxy over his head and threw her towards incoming traffic. >> roxy survived being thumped on the pavement but she was later put down because she cuffed major injuries. >> police are starting to collect data in the investigation. one witness saw it. >> she's really small and he wa
at the coast, low to mid 60s for the rest of us. >>> good right now, san mateo bridge light towards peninsula from the east bay 92 westbound looking really good a little slow traffic towards the highrise coming off the san mateo bridge, very light towards hayward side of things. san jose northbound 280 past 17 junction at the limit, headlights snaking towards cupertino northbound 280 no problems. a look at your waze app this is 580 out of the central valley westbound, earlier accident at airway in livermore, moderate considering that accident now in the median westbound. you will find a bit of slowing from grant line and tracy up and over the altamont to the scene of the accident then things pick up to the dublin pleasanton interchange. >>> developing traffic-related news from san francisco on-ramp to bay bridge closed after a car crashed into a nearby fire hydrant. amy hollyfield is live with the latest. >> reporter: see the broken scaffolding behind me? that is what police are worried about that's why they've closed this on-ramp, because of the chance this scaffolding could fall and land on
. rivera was considered a role model. in the past year she had been working to break into the u.s. market mexico's version of people magazine named her one of that nation's most powell women. >>> heaviest snow storm to hit upper midwest in the past two winters is expected to ease up today, travel remains difficult. central and southern minnesota experienced heavy know accumulations overnight officials are telling people not to travel. there have been delays and flight cancellations at minneapolis st. paul airport. much more [ unintelligible ] >>> if you happen to see the packers match-up with difficulty yesterday you saw some of that. -- match-up with detroit yesterday you saw some of that. >> aren't you glad you are in the bay area? >> i miss the snow a little. we can always drive up and see it, i don't miss the coal. good morning. very mile this morning, low to -- mid 40s in a few areas. 50 san jose, running from the same as yesterday in antioch, livermore and fairfield to 12° warmer in oakland, napa, two degrees warmer in san francisco, 40s inland through 7:00, mid 50s for the rest of
'm thank god that none of us got killed sitting in the car because we were sitting in car last night. >> the square, metal post that held up the covering snapped during a strong rainstorm about 3:30 in the afternoon. the fire department thinks it crashed down after a branch fro% the tree landed on top of the metal structure. gas station clerk hit the automatic shut off valve and cut electrical power to the pump. >> i heard something, a know, and i saw outside and some trees fell down, hit the canopy and the canopy broke down. >> an employee with the public works department said it appeared the canopy blue into the tree first. that will all that to get sorted out when the insurance companies get involved. the city will brace the structure before it is removed in the next day or so. abc7 news. >> air travelers are having weather related problems as they head in and out of town for the holiday. unsettled weather and scattered showers coming through the bay area brought change in wind direction this weekend. that always causes air traffic at sfo to redirect landing and takeoff landings f
us with how early. 28th of november, two weeks before it usually become that's way. two more weeks for the possibility. signs of saturated ground aroundérvÑ on interstate 80 and highway 29, a small surprise landslide turned an after ramp into an empty strip. thank goodness for caltrans doing the clean up. in a sleepy section, no such help. two days after the small creek=ñ overflowed banks residents are still digging outs. >> came over this side, that side. got to my neighbor as well. got across the road. >> rory has been workinge.o since, six inches of mud covered his lawn and filled his pool. four inches of water ruined two noors. it may have to join this stuff in route to the dump because of ground saturated early this year, too early leaving time for this disaster to possibly man yi test. >> it's not winter. you're dealing with this? >> right. >> sun is out. water in that creek does feed into the creek which you're looking at here. which leads to the next question. if the ground has become saturated, how early. it was norm. according to one expert, just barely. wayne freedma
so offer. she said at one point her daughter used this kayak to help a neighbor out of his flooded home. anthony white showed how high the water reached. he said he was ready to get his family out. >> we were definitely ready to get out of here if it got much higher. so, we were ready as we could be. >> dodged a bullet. >> yes, we did. >> much of mill street is still underwater. residents expect a certain amount of flooding every two or three years. steve is the operations chief of the russian river and said the flood warnings thankfully fell short of expectations. >> we ran all night long and then at 10:00, 11:00 this morning it stopped. >> sonoma county received between four to ten inches of rain. highway 12 at 121 was river at 10 al-and all this water is not expected to recede until the tide goes out and takes the flood waters with it. >>> the last report we got from pg&e was that there were about 11,000 people still out of power throughout sonoma county. pg&e says it has crews throughout the county trying to restore the customers as soon as possible. reporting live, abc-7 news.
such as racial profiling and properly pointing weapons a the minorities. >> it will help us bring down crime in the city. >> the department has until the end of next year to complete the reforms. >> some breaking news out of the sierra. a woman has been found injured and her boyfriend is dead after the couple was reported missing last week. we have been following this story. they were last seen in the sacramento area and were heading from citrus heights back to nevada. authorities say they were in a collision of some kind. paula lane was fnd in alpine county tonight. she has been life flighted to a hospital. but her boyfriend is apparently dead. >>> people in t east bay may have felt their homes shaking. one measured 2.9 and the other 1.8. there are no reports of any other damages. >> l's move on to the weather. the rain has moved out thankfully and the fog is moving in. here is abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel with a look at live doppler 7hd. >> looking at doppler 7hd you can see it is quiet for a change. we have our own radar. it was keeping you ahead of the storm. here is what the st
. nobody has come forward yet so they will be looking into this and let us know. >>reporter: when he they filed the report they found out other victims out there. just look at the long list of complaints on yelp. she and her husband contacted the dmv and filed a courtesy stop of the title transfer so if somebody tries to sell the yukon it won't go through. as of this afternoon she and her husband are still the registered owners. if they ever get the vehicle back, they said they will sell it themselves. >> no more trusting consignment stores. even if they are good people, no offense to got people but still, no. because this is one big lesson we don't want to forget in your life time. >>reporter: if you look in the be behind me you see a desk or 2. no notice up any.where a fedex sticker for delivery. i did speak with police today and all they will tell me is that they are aware of what's going on and looking into it n.sunnyvale, abc 7 news. >> frightening moment near the start of raiders game tonight as somebody fell from the third deck of the coliseum. oakland police say the
with favor on our nation, and save us from self-inflicted wounds. >> the clock is ticking towards the new year's midnight hour when tax hikes and budget cuts swoop ground the fiscal cliff. the two senate leaders, harry reid and mitch mcconnell are working on a stop-gap bill. >> at some point it appears there are things that stop us from moving forward. i hope we're not there, but we're getting real close. >> i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done but i need a dance partner. >> the legislation would prevent tax increase for roughly 98% of american workers, extend unemployment benefits set to expire for some two million people, and prevent a huge cut in payments to medicare doctors. >> we should go ahead and introduce legs that would make sure middle class taxes stay where they are and should be an up or down vote. >> a deal won't necessarily pass congress by monday night. if it doesn't, virtually everybody's income taxes will go up. the average family would pay an extra $3,462 in 2014. and farm programs would expire, potentially doubling the price of milk, and if congress doe
is costing u.s. economy estimated $1pgañ billion per day in lost trades. truckers honoring ticket lines. clerical union says the únf$wguz is jobs being shipped overseas. the port says it's offering 600 clerksz lifetime job security. >> former command yefr a task force is pleading guilty. the attorney tells axe bc 7 news the client will admit to five counts tomorrow in oakland, welsh is accused of stealing drugs from evidence lockers trying to sell drugs on the streets. he was caught in a sting operation in february, last year with guilty plea, he faces a minimum of 10 years in prison. >> santa clara county board president wril have to immediately pay back nearly $13,000 after using his taxpayer funded credit cards for personal expenses. our media partner has obtained a scathing internal audit revealing supervisor wrapped up $36,000 in questionable charges in taking office in 2009. they include car rentals, and stays at casino hotel autos still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00 net flix signs a deal with disney. >> arnold schwartzeneggar taking three? he fought global warming. >> later let s
they will be looking into this and let us know. >>reporter: when he they filed the report they found out other victims out there. just look at the long list of complaints on yelp. she and her husband contacted the dmv and filed a courtesy stop of the title transfer so if somebody tries to sell the yukon it won't go through. as of this afternoon she and her husband are still the registered owners. if they ever get the vehicle back, they said they will sell it themselves. >> no more trusting consignment stores. even if they are good people, no offense to got people but still, no. because this is one big lesson we don't want to forget in your life time. >>reporter: if you look in the be behind me you see a desk or 2. no notice up any.where a fedex sticker for delivery. i did speak with police today and all they will tell me is that they are aware of what's going on and looking into it n.sunnyvale, abc 7 news. >> frightening moment near the start of raiders game tonight as somebody fell from the third deck of the coliseum. oakland police say the man is in serious condition tonight.take a look yo
this had to be deja vu for many folks. >> reporter: scary reminder no tsunami warnings for us here on the west coast most of japan's north eastern coast has been hit and on high alert rather for a tsunami since that quick hit after 5 p.m. japan time, epicenter north eastern japan near the city of miyagi lots of shaking felt across japan in tokyo news agency lights were situation, workers held on to directions until the shaking stopped. shortly before the quake, japan's television broke into programming warning it was due to hit. people told to flee to higher ground right way that warning has been lifted. the same region hit by last year's massive quake which killed 20,000, triggered a nuclear disaster. the power company says there are no problems at any of its nuclear power plants. we are getting reports of injuries near the city of miyagi after the quake unclear how severe. so far damage appears to be minimal. >>> america's most controversial sheriff comes to town this morning. the arizona sheriff known for his aggressive position on illegal immigration will be speaking in san fra
-- what they told us is the hundreds of requires fired inside the school, he left behind a large cache of ammunition. >> high capacity magazines. >> today connecticut state police revealed that as much damage as he did inside sandy hook elementary, he was poised to do much more. with hundreds of round of unspent bullets found inside the school in 30-round magazines. >> high capacity magazines for the rifle. and multiple magazines for the rifle. and multiple magazines for both handguns. reporter: meantime, thousands came to this tiny new england village to mourn those that lanza did kill. most of them children and the teachers and administrators who gave their lives trying to protect them. near the entrance to the elementary school, the door is surrounded by candles and 27 christmas trees. some came to mourn from farway, like indiana. >> it's just so quiet so peaceful. very sorry for the families of the victimsment and everyone here in this town. it's very sad. >> just had to have some closure. it's a horrible thing. reporter: many of those who came brought stuffed animals or were given
on bay area rivers. how long this will stay with us? we'll take a look at the forecast. >> a wind advisory was in effect for the bay bridge, the carquinez bridge. if you didn't think the storm had a kick, take a look. this is our camera on mt. tamalpais in mill valley, pounded by rain and serious wind gusts. this storm drenched parts of the north bay. the national weather service issued a floor nod -- flashflood warning. and stoney point road is closed. sergio quintana is live at the scene. reporter: leigh mentioned the problem of the flash-flood warnings, and the other problem is the runoff. that's what happened here, this drainage culvert was overwhelmed, and the water just basically dug up the earth under the cult vert and created this sink hole. you can see the crews just managed to install these steel plates to allow cars to drive over the road. the rushing water is causing plenty of problems for road crews. the big worry here on stoney point road is more of the pavement could collapse so traffic will be diverted. >> trying to avert any accidents or hazard from somebody falli
with police investigators and residents in the neighborhood who tell us this is not common for their neighborhood at all. what we do know is that police tell us that a man and a woman were found unconscious in the streets behind me. now, what we know is this. two victims a female and male were rushed to san francisco general after being found in the 900 block of bros sell street 8:30 this evening bound, gaged and unconscious. medical aid was initiated at the scene, but both victims were rushed to san francisco general with life-threatening injuries. >> first we want them to be stabilized medically, and then we are going to try to see if we can ascertain some information from them after they have been medically tended to. >> right now there are more questions than answers. how were the victims assaulted? what is the extent of their injuries. police have yet to determine a motive, and they are working to identify the victims. and one more thing is essential to their investigation. they are still trying to determine if the assault happened at this location. back here live, and
investigators and residents in the neighborhood who tell us this is not common for their neighborhood at all. what we do know is that police tell us that a man and a woman were found unconscious in the streets behind me. now, what we know is this. two victims a female and male were rushed to san francisco general after being found in the 900 block of bros sell street 8:30 this evening bound, gaged and unconscious. medical aid was initiated at the scene, but both victims were rushed to san francisco general with life-threatening injuries. >> first we want them to be stabilized medically, and then we are going to try to see if we can ascertain some information from them after they have been medically tended to. >> right now there are more questions than answers. how were the victed? assaulted? what is the extent of their injuries. police have yet to determine a motive, and they are working to identify the victims. and one more thing is essential to their investigation. they are still trying to determine if the assault happened at this location. back here live, and
we must change. in the coming weeks i will use whatever power this office holds in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. >> funerals have been announced for seven of the 27 victims. the first two will be tomorrow. services all over the bay area honored the victims of the shooting. what local people are doing to remember the victims, and what you can do to make a difference. >>> out of the tragedy at sandy hooks elementary there is a story of survival. a little girl whose instincts told her to play dead when the gunman burst in the class m rue. she was the only one to make it out alive. >> she was student who ran out of the sandy hook school, six and a half years old. she ran out covered in blood from head to toe and the first words she said was, mommy, i'm okay, but all of my friends are dead. >> the little girl is already suffering survivor's guilt. we are learning more about the 20-year-old shooter. lilian kim spoke with adam lanza's former baby-sitter. lilian what have you learned? >> i spoke with ryan craft and he said he didn't know adam lanza well, but neith
maldonado for the loss of her daughter and her parents. she told us she has no warning a fire has started and she didn't hear any alarms. the families were joined by their family with the rosary. all three died in a fire that destroyed the second floor apartment on bridgeport court in west san jose. cecilia maldonado lost her parents and child in a single night. >> the fire alarm didn't go off. >> she says she tried to save them. >> i know my brother's room was on fire. i ran out and tried to get the fire distinguisher and broke the glass. i couldn't put it out. >> she says kyra decided to sleep in her parents' back bedroom. >> they took care of me and my baby. >> the two-alarm fire started 11:00 p.m. on saturday and was quickly put out by the more than 50 firefighters who responded. two other people were taken to a local hospital as was a san jose police officer who suffered smoke inhalation after rescuing a resident. this man who declined to give his name lived below the apartment. he came by to get what he could salvage. he says he and his girlfriend woke up to screams. >> we freaked o
intersection closed. good evening. thank you so much for joining us. i'm ama dates. we have live team coverage of our storm wach. lilian kim is on the peninsula where a creek over ran its banks. and there was lots of flooding in the north bay where cornell bernard is. we start with leigh glaser. leigh? >> what a difference about six, eight hours makes. live doppler 7hd, very active earlier this morning beginning at 7:00 a.m. as the cold front moved through. now you could barely even tell we had any rain at all. we are looking live now, folks, and you can see the receive rain has pushed on to the south and east of the bay area. still getting a few little sprinkles here and there between morgan hill and hollister. mainly at the higher elevations, but most of the rain, or actually all of the rain has moved out of the area. we did have quite a bit of rainfall. we still have a couple of river watches. these are river watches in affect until tomorrow morning. the river right now is at 27 feet. it looks like it will crest tomorrow morning below flood stage at 30 feet. the napa river in napa 23 feet r
station where the girl disappeared. police say they used surveillance video and the help of the community to track him down. police say the young girl is recovering at home. >> a man and woman from morgan hill are facing five felony counts in what police say is a kidnapping and assault of a handy man. the sheriff's zeptz the 50-year-old was held for about seven hours, forced to perform work under threat of death. the 36-year-old and 33-year-old were arrested yesterday in san jose after the man escaped. >> san francisco supervisors have just approved a ban on public nudity. we're live tonight with the facts. >> this second and final vote. the ban passed and as expected, nudists and supporters protested by taking it off. >> deputies responded, experting them from the chambers. spechbl were detained and one taken into custody for resisting arest and interfering with government business. this law will not take affect until february to give opponents a chance to be heard in federal court. they say a ban on being naked in city streets, sidewalks and plaz yaz violates their civil rights. >> this
. >>> no deal yet. the u.s. senate will return to capitol hill in the morning after failing to come up with a package today to avoid tomorrow night's fiscal cliff deadline. >> the leadership has again in good faith. just we're apart on some pretty big issues. >> i'm willing to get this done. but i need a dance partner. >> ama: the democratic controlled senate must reach an agreement before the republican controlled house can reach any deal. tomorrow night automatic spending cuts go into effect and everyone's tax bill will increase. >> our top priority has to be to make sure that tacks on middle class family does not go up. that would hurt our economy badly. >> one of the major sticking points appear to be where income tax increases should kick in. they waivered from $250,000 to as high as $1 million. >> tried to give police the slip and then disappeared. the family launches their own effort to find him. >> a bay area county is hosting a gun buyback program with a twist, and areles asking people to turn in an item that might be in your living room right now. >> thrill be rain for the la
driver was racing. abc7 news reporter lilian kim shows us the damage. >> it was quiet in their funeral chapel. a memorial service was just getting underway. he is one of the funeral directors. >> we are about to start a celebration of life for one of our clients. and all of a sudden we heard a loud rumbling sound. >> that rumbling noise was the sound of a 1974 chevy nova crashing into the building and wiping out the front lobby. the 16-year-old driver and his passenger was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and so was a man attending the service. he suffered a broken leg. concord police say all was the result of what appears to have been two 16-year-olds racing. >> the preliminary reports from witnesses suggest there were two cars involved possibly in a speed contest down clayton road with one losing control and ending up in the building behind me. >> those in the funeral home say it could have been worse. most of the people have made their way past the lobby and into the chapel except a few employees who came very close to getting hurt. >> we were in the lobby literally five
are looking for a man who mugged a woman and then killed her beloved dog. as abc7 news reporter tells us, a witness is now offering a reward to catch the attacker. >>> the victim was driving through the tenderloin friday just before 5:00 p.m. she agreed to tell us what happened if we didn't reveal her identity because she's worried for her safety. she tell us she pulled over because she confined her phone and needed to look on the passenger's side. >> so i got out of my car and walked around. >> in the front seat was her dog, a 12-year-old dog. and he started barking because a man grabbed her. >> by the car and he took out my money. >> he turned his attention to the dog because he seemed angry that the victim only had $5.00 in her pocket. >> he looked at me with a blank look on his face, and he said i'm going to kill your [bleep] dog. >> after a struggle he snatched the dog out of the car. >> he put roxy over his head and threw her towards incoming traffic. >> roxy survived being thumped on the pavement, but she was later put down because she suffered major injuries. >> police are starti
to get the power back on. good evening. thank you for joining us. i'm ama dates. we do have team coverage tonight. we begin with meteorologist leigh glaser. leigh? >> this time last night i was telling you that the heaviest part of the storm system was going to hit us about 7:00 this morning. in fact, i went ahead and captured the image of live doppler 7hd. specifically at 7:50 this morning you can clearly see the heaviest part of the storm making its way just over the golden gate bridge indicated by the deep reds and the oranges and the yellows and all of that moisture quickly pushed to the south. here is another shot of it by the way from our satellite-radar composite. live doppler 7hd is not showing any moisture at all out there. yes, it does look like we get a respite tonight and tomorrow, but more rain is in my accu-weather seven-day forecast. we'll get to that a little later. >> leigh, thank you. a huge gaping hole in a roadway is causing major problems for some lafayette residents. abc7 news reporter alan wang is live from the area with what this means for neighbors. alan? >> this
you cannot use that ramp to the eastbound bay bridge until they get water stopped. eastbound carquinez bridge roadwork until 8:00, affecting three lanes there. >>> 5:10. >> next, big milestone construction of the new 49er stadium reaches today. >>> driving perk for california lawmakers, not before some passed the buck to taxpayers. >>> first, this morning's america's money report. >>> good morning. mega bank lay-offs, city group announced plans to -- citigroup announced plans to slash 11,000 jobs, wall street had a good day, dow rose 82 points yesterday to close above 13,000. investors appeared optimistic after avoiding the fiscal cliff after the president suggested a deal could be reached in a week. government issues new warning about reverse mortgages that give seniors immediate cash payment in exchange for future equity. today the obama administration will recommend seniors be careful before signing one. new starbucks likely coming to a neighborhood near you, planning to open 1500 more cafes over the next five years, averaging two ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ ♪ o
of the flooding. the stranded police car had to be towed out. they showed us where the river water reached in his garage back in 1998. he says flooding here is a way of life. >> if it is going to get to you too much you shouldn't live down there. >> the heavy rains caused the closure of southbound highway 9 to paradise drive. the road was closed near san lorenzo valley high school. a tree fell on power lines causing a power outage to dozens of homes. they were anxious to restore power. >> there was flooding and no power and no sum p pump to pump it out. >> residents say the worst is over. even with all of this they say they wouldn't live anywhere else. thomas roman, abc7 news. >> we have full resources on how to stay safe during the rainy season or any kind of natural disaster. you will find prepare nor cal's advice on abc7news.com under see it on tv. >> runoff water is flowing like a river and caused police to close off one area of richmond parkway. the giant highway took on water all day, and by late afternoon the off-ramp had to be closed. the flooding was caused by the water off the surroundi
in the evening before the storm, the first one and ever since then it has been nonstop. >> he tells us that he will return to storm-ravaged long island on thursday, but says he will return to northern california when the next big storm hits. we are live in lark sture where it is -- larkspur where it is raining pretty heavy. abc news. >> thanks very much. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road tomorrow. a section of the road collapsed after the recent storms. one reason it is critical to get this thing fixed is vine hill road is an escape route for the city of santa cruz in the case of an emergency evacuation. it would be needed desperately if that should happen. fixing the entire road, however, will take a month. and we are tracking this storm throughout the morning with live doppler 7hd and with our team of reporters throughout the bay area. live coverage begins at 4:30 a.m. with the abc7 morning news and live updates throughout the morning. stay here with us. we will keep you up-to-date. >>> meantime, breaking news in oakland where police say four
, and behind us, where the traffic signals are, water is three to four feet deep. anyone's guess when that's major intersection will be re-opened to traffic. we're live in the sonoma valley, abc-7 news. >> a stretch of stoney point road just re-opened after a sink hole closed it for several hours today. sergio quintana is live at that scene. reporter: the big problem here was runoff following those really heavy storms earlier in the day. that runoff basically overwhelmed a drainage culvert, creating this huge sink hole. crews were able to install these steel plates over the road so the cars could safely pass. rushing runoff from heavy rains earlier in the day overwhelmed this drainage culvert under stoney point road and threatened to chew up more of the pavement. >> water is traveling underneath the pipe, creating a cavern, and potential -- basically a sinkhole. >> crews installed the greats to help with the weight of cars passing over, and in petaluma, the river crept up to the downtown area on c street. some businesses had their sandbags prepped. and sandbags were at apartments. water ba
that the heaviest part of the storm system was going to hit us about 7:00 this morning. in fact, i went ahead and captured the image of live doppler 7hd. specifically at 7:50 this morning you can clearly see the heaviest part of the storm making its way just over the golden gate bridge indicated by the deep reds and the oranges and the yellows and all of that moisture quickly pushed to the south. here is another shot of it by the way from our satellite-radar composite. live doppler 7hd is not showing any moisture at all out there. yes, it does look like we get a respite tonight and tomorrow, but more rain is in my accu-weather seven-day forecast. we'll get to that a little later. >> leigh, thank you. a huge gaping hole in a roadway is causing major problems for some lafayette residents. abc7 news reporter alan wang is live from the area with what this means for neighbors. alan? >> this has been a nightmare for the 20 some odd in the area. >> when the road collapsed it ?eapped off a water service line, sewage line and badly damaged a watermain. >> the only piece -- inconvenience is going to th
a lot of work done to contain flooding downstream. and this happens to use this morning's down pours turned a creek twhaz barely battling into a waterway. and this overflowed banks. >> this is yesterday we're seeing ground, grass, puddles. if you can believe predictions of the rain we're supposed to get this, will flood. >> those who haven't had water encroach on them are doing what they can to make sure it doesn't. next rounds of rains line up on the coast. rob works for a refridge company that sits in a low spot near the river. the property hasn't flooded in years but there is concern that it might if the forecast for the weekend holds through. >> they're saying the pipe supposed to be seven feet high in the river. about eight yearsing ao, river overflowed so we don't want to -- if it's a heavy rain you never know what it's liable to get to. >> and again, despite the shower they've gotten a bit of a break here this afternoon. of course, all eyes will be on those rivers, those creeks and in trouble spots like this, because as we know by now, rivers and creeks are full. round is satu
then it has been nonstop. >> he tells us that he will return to storm-ravaged long island on thursday, but says he will return to northern california when the next big storm hits. we are live in lark sture where it is -- larkspur where it is raining pretty heavy. abc news. >> thanks very much. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road tomorrow. a section of the road collapsed after the recent storms. one reason it is critical to get this thing fixed is vine hill road is an escape route for the city of santa cruz in the case of an emergency evacuation. it would be needed desperately if that should happen. fixing the entire road, however, will take a month. and we are tracking this storm throughout the morning with live doppler 7hd and with our team of reporters throughout the bay area. live coverage begins at 4:30 a.m. with the abc7 morning news and live updates throughout the morning. stay here with us. we will keep you u >>> meantime, breaking news in oakland where police say four people have been shot. the investigation is happening right now
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